I would be dumb to not go grab this ASAP correct?
It works. Players quality. One owner past 25 years. Already in the car just wanted to make sure it good as I thought.
You just inspired me! Time to get off the computer and replace that 40 pin connector. And I can once again defeat thee Black Knight!
The tens digit is out on player 4 display and needs some new batteries but they already off the board. Play field wear by top pop bumper.
I have no idea where I'd put it, but I'd buy one in a minute for that price. Congrats!
Nice to see there are still some great deals out there. How'd you stumble on this one? Damn, I'm jealous.
Craigslist. Responded within 10 minutes. Told him I would take it and got on the road then posted here to ask questions later.
Made it home safe and sound. Will get some better pics tomorrow after work. Unplanned 6 hour road trip made me extra sleepy tonight and didn't want to unload in the rain right now.
Looks better than the $550 BK I have. Congrats. What a cool find! 6 hour road trip adds about a tank of gas to the cost of the game. Still a great deal!
Yeah I would say I was at $375 with gas. Turned out guy was pin and arcade repair man in 80s so took good care of it. Also showed me some cool things to know for a newbie like me. Has all original paperwork. Overall great Craigslist experience now what to do with it out of house space and girlfriend may kill me in my sleep 4th pin in last month oops.
Stories like this are great, and I wish they would happen to people more often.
It seems the good or even "fair" deals are getting harder to come by as the hobby seems to gain popularity
I agree, I was getting jealous reading about other people's finds, but now that I am on the happy end of the story it feels great. I've just got a lot to learn about actually taking care of them, and improving them.
My students are about done with their finals I'm tempted to go send a couple of them out to my car to help me carry it in and get it set up in here since we have an hour to kill anyway haha, not sure how my principle would feel about that one, but since i teach history I could give a quick lecture about pinball history and this game in particular....
I'm in Lafayette, IN right by Purdue University....BK was in Chicago about 2.5 hr drive for me.
Closer shots of what I'm dealing with. All plastics seem to be fine. Hoping a lot of it cleans up with magic eraser and novus. Any clue on tens digit being out on player 4 display?
You check the resister for that digit? I am no Lloyd but I have had this issue on a few Bally machines and it was the resister in both occasions.
Haven't checked a thing yet. Still in car wasn't joking literally don't know what to do with it yet no room because Tmnt gets delivered at 8 am tomorrow.
TMNT just arrived this morning and got that setup and playing....Want to try to use black knight as my learning machine, and perhaps first attempt at a restore, love that it plays, but would really like to at least get that upper playfield looking like maybe a 7 or 8 instead of a 2/3. I'll keep you in mind though, it will actually be headed up to my parents lake house in Michigan this weekend with me for a bachelor party...would love to have it up there for good but afraid mice would make a home of it because their place is in the middle of the woods.
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